Club Committee

Club Committee

Craig van der Wath

Craig started his squash career at Selbourne High School in East London. He played internationally for more than 20 years and achieved a world ranking of 22. During his illustrious career he beat many players ranked in the top 10 in the world. He represented his country at International Events from 1992 until 2008, won the SA nationals 5 times and holds 7 World Masters Championships (a record no-one else has yet equaled!).

Craig is also a National referee and coach and has given many hours training and facilitating many courses to better our South African players both on the court and in the rules of the game.  In recent years Craig has concentrated his attentions on the young talent within SA and has also received the SA Coach of the Year award. He also serves on the Squash SA national Executive committee

Craig has given uncounted hours to squash and is totally dedicated and always ready to share his knowledge and experience with everyone. He is known locally and internationally as a legend in this wonderful sport of ours SQUASH

Chris Grainger

Started playing squash in 1976 after graduating as a Civil Engineer from WITS University. He met his wife Jean when he did his masters at City University, London. After returning back to SA they built the Parkview Squash Centre in the suburb of Parkview. Squash was very popular in the 70/80 and grew from strength to strength under their leadership.

Chris has served on many committees during his involvement with squash and was the Chairman for Gauteng Squash from 1992 – 2001. He also served on the SA Squash committee for 5 years and is currently on the Joburg Masters Committee.

He has played masters squash since 1991 and participated in more than 10 International Masters events. He was the tournament Chairman for 3 Jarvis/Kaplan Cup events and the World Masters event in Johannesburg in 2016

Jean Grainger

Jean started her squash playing career in Manchester, UK. In the late 70’s she immigrated to South Africa with her husband Chris Grainger and together they started a lifetime of squash at Parkview Squash Centre. Jean has always been very dedicated to sharing and helping other squash players learn and improve their skills on the squash court. She was very involved in coaching for more than 20 years, stood on various committees both regional and national.

Jean also holds 3 World Masters Titles on her various age group. She has dedicated her life to this wonderful game called “Squash”

Angelique Clifton-Parks

Started her squash career in Zimbabwe and has been playing since 1981. She also represented South Africa from 1992 until 2008. She has won 3 World Masters events in her respective age group. The highlight of her career was going to the Commonwealth games in 1996. Although Angie still plays today she has turned her attention more to the admin side of the game and was on the Gauteng Committee for 15 years and is the current Joburg Schools Chairperson. She is very involved in running major events at Parkview Squash Centre and assisted with the World Masters, Jarvis/Kaplan cup and many other major squash events taking place in Johannesburg.

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